Stroke

Stroke is a very unpleasant brain attack that can happen to anyone at any time. It is a condition that occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is cut or blocked by a clot or rupture. When that happens, part of the brain will not get the needed blood and oxygen, so the brain…

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Total knee replacement

Arthritis is a form of joint disorder that involves inflammation of one or more joints. With over 100 different types of arthritis, which we can divide into: Degenerative (wear-and-tear, also known as Osteoarthritis). Inflammatory (infection in a joint, an example is Rheumatoid Arthritis). Osteoarthritis is considered to be the most common form of arthritis, and it is commonly known as…

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General Muscle Weakness

Have you noticed your beloved seniors lost interest in the activities they used to enjoy? Do they look weaker than they were? Do they struggle with feelings of helplessness and hopelessness? Well this is a normal symptom of aging. There are many problems associated with these symptoms such as muscle weakness. Muscle weakness is a lack of muscle strength. It…

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Plantar Fasciitis

Have you ever experienced heel pain when you wake up in the morning? Or maybe stiffness or pain in your heel when you try to walk after prolonged rest or sitting? Many reasons might cause these symptoms, and one of the most common reasons is Plantar Fasciitis. So let us learn more about it. In the foot, there is a…

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Basic Wounds Care

How are open wounds treated? Minor wounds can be treated at home. First: Wash and disinfect the wound to remove all dirt and debris. Use direct pressure and elevation to control bleeding and swelling. When wrapping the wound, always use a sterile dressing or bandage. You’ll need to keep the wound clean and dry for five days. Make sure you…

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Gestational Diabetes Mellitus

What is Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM)? Defined as any degree of glucose intolerance with onset or first recognition during pregnancy. The definition applies whether insulin or only diet modification is used for treatment and whether or not the condition persists after pregnancy. What are the warning sign of gestational diabetes? Sugar in urine Unusual thirst. Frequent urination. Fatigue. Nausea. Frequent vaginal,…

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Blood Tests

What does the blood consist of? Blood cells These can be seen under a microscope and make up about 40% of the blood’s volume. Blood cells are made in the bone marrow by blood ‘stem’ cells. Blood cells are divided into three main types: Red cells (erythrocytes). These make blood a red color. One drop of blood contains about five…

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